It’s been 2 weeks since our Berlin themed Lighthouse Late and we’ve already started thinking about the theme and activities for the next one. If you would like to share your ideas for our next Late, we have a short survey via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NextLate and would love to hear your thoughts.
There were around 400 attendees at our Late this time round and from the feedback so far, a great night was had by all. Ticketholders got 2 free drinks thanks to our sponsors - Caorunn Gin and Blue Moon Craft Beer, both drinks served as they should be: Caorunn Gin with tonic and a slice of apple, Blue Moon Craft Beer served with a slice of orange. Both were equally unusual and truly delicious!
We had the gorgeous and extremely talented Debay De Lux performing throughout the evening; Debay’s performance was influenced by the ever changing aspects of Berlin culture; from the 1920’s cabaret scene, 1970’s DIY punk to the current underground club cultures. She closed the evening with an intimate show in Gallery 2.
There was music from up-and-coming Scottish bands; Supermoon, Apache Darling, The Spook School and headlining act Found. The atmosphere was electric and the bands performed superbly with DJ Nicola Meighan introducing the bands, and keeping us entertained in between each act with her Berlin-esque vinyl records.
Talks took place in Gallery 2; kicking off the night we had Florian Urban Professor and Head of Architectural and Urban Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art discussing architecture followed by artist Michael Stumpf, and closing the night was designer Rebecca Torres.
Tea Green were back with their wonderful art, design and crafts market taking over Gallery 4, the stalls were full of unique, tasteful and some humorous items. A few favourites of ours include the wee chocolatier (who had samples of her delicious chocolate available!), Neon Magpie (and their gorgeous unicorns) and The Greeting Faced Wean with her stunning images of Glasgow’s City Scape. They also ran a very popular workshop - Rework: Bygone Bijoux where participants got the chance to rework their old forgotten jewellery using pieces from the huge collection of buttons, pins, jewels (you name it, they had it!) provided on the night.
The Cogs & Wheels workshop on Level 2 was also fantastic and involved reusing scrap bike parts and other salvaged materials to make useful objects and ornaments. In the foyer there was a bike/sewing machine – a sewing machine controlled by pedalling a bike! It was great to watch and really pulled in the crowds. You can read a bit more about them in our blog: http://bit.ly/1LRNtaA
The feedback has been fantastic and we all had a great night. Sign up for our newsletter to be kept up-to-date with our plans for the next Late: http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/about/subscribe and don’t forget to join our conversations on social media:
Our Lighthouse Late was in association with The List and they were a fantastic support as always. Thank you to everyone involved; our wonderful PR company - Aura PR, the great bands, sponsors, Tangent, Debay De Lux, and all the staff who made sure the night ran smoothly.